LARGO — Instead of facing fines, some residents whose homes are in need of repairs could be getting relief.
The Largo Police Department will add a little spark to its fleet when it soon becomes the first agency in the Tampa Bay area to use all-electric motorcycles.
LARGO — City commissioners on Jan. 5 approved paying $1.44 million to purchase five properties on the 400 block of West Bay Drive that they hope one day will be the new home of City Hall.
The 500 and 600 blocks of West Bay Drive have been empty for about 18 months as an ambitious project to construct a mixed-use development has foundered over lack of financing. After a long search, the developer has now found an investor in a new project that could include as many as 300 apartments.
LARGO — After more than a year of work and research, city leaders decided they won’t follow the same path as Hillsborough and Pasco counties, which recently banned the retail sale of dogs and cats.
LARGO — After years of discussions and planning, a roughly $5 million project to improve West Bay Drive for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists is finally taking shape.
LARGO — In September, city commissioners gave the green light for construction to begin on a $2.2 million project to improve the portion of the Pinellas Trail at West Bay Drive.
City commissions and councils around Pinellas County met for the first time since the Nov. 3 general election this past week, and some new faces made their first appearance with their respective boards.
LARGO — In a world left in the shadows of coronavirus, one little boy’s story has proven to be a silver lining for teachers and students at Anona Elementary in Largo.
LARGO — City commissioners unanimously voted Oct. 20 to approve a $430,000 contract with an architect that could provide short- and long-term benefits for Largo Fire Rescue.
BELLEAIR — The permanent closing of Poinsettia Road to vehicle traffic at the Pinellas Trail — if it eventually happens — could lead to lawsuits from neighboring Largo, which just completed its own road work that connects to Belleair, Town Manager JP Murphy said.
LARGO — Two candidates are running for seat 3 on the Largo City Commission. Incumbent Curtis Holmes is seeking reelection against political newcomer Eric Gerard.
LARGO — The new school year has brought a variety of hurdles for teachers and students to navigate — masks, socially-distanced classrooms and virtual learning, just to name a few.
LARGO — A Miami-area developer has proposed building a new affordable housing complex off Seminole Boulevard in Largo and is also looking for city, county, state and federal support to help make it happen.
LARGO — The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation will not be hosting its annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens event this year.
Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and while trick-or-treating has not technically been prohibited, the Centers for Disease Control says you probably shouldn’t do it anyway.
LARGO — In the race for City Commission seat 3, challenger Eric Gerard says Largo needs to take a more aggressive role in being a leader in Pinellas County. Incumbent Curtis Holmes says the results from his leadership speak for themselves. Voters will decide Nov. 3 which message resonates more.
LARGO — For more than four years, city officials have discussed a pair of West Bay Drive projects that aimed to establish an identity for the downtown area of Largo.
LARGO — A change in the city’s code regarding affordable housing has cleared the path for a Habitat for Humanity development in northwest Largo.
LARGO — City leaders got a glimpse at the future of the new City Hall on Sept. 8 when architectural firm ASD|SKY presented its preferred locations and designs along West Bay Drive.
Dreary weather caused by a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico couldn’t dampen the spirits of a single mother of six children as she received the keys to a new house courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties.
LARGO — To maintain the current property tax rate for the next fiscal year, five of seven city commissioners needed to agree, and that’s exactly what happened Sept. 3.
LARGO — Roo Roo’s Diner celebrated its grand opening last month. Boasting a full menu of morning breakfast entrees, the eatery at 11934 Seminole Blvd. officially opened its diner doors on Aug. 15.
LARGO — Residents are going to notice their sewer bills go up each of the next three years after city commissioners voted 6-1 to approve a series of rate hikes Sept. 1.
Opponents of two major Pinellas County golf-course redevelopment projects are rejoicing this month, with plans for roughly a thousand homes and other amenities on the expanses of the former Tides Golf Club and the Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club both being withdrawn.
LARGO — Thanks to Panther Pals reading volunteers of Largo's Ridgecrest Elementary School, youngsters of the Ridgecrest/Rainbow Village communities now have their own Little Free Library.
LARGO — Lana Sandlin has been participating in the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes ever since she moved to the Largo area more than 40 years ago.
LARGO — Sustainability officials for the cities of Largo and Clearwater say they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty to protect the environment. And they say residents shouldn’t be either.
LARGO — Relief could be on the way for residents of Largo and Clearwater who are facing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
LARGO — For much of this year, construction of a $522,000 project at what is known as the triangle property at the corner or West Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard went somewhat pear-shaped.
"Life is winning." That's the message Vice President Mike Pence sounded Wednesday afternoon while speaking to members of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life group, at Starkey Road Baptist Church in Largo.
LARGO — A project to build 16 townhomes in downtown Largo got a boost July 21 when city leaders authorized staff to negotiate a $160,000 incentive agreement with the local developer.
LARGO — The good news for Largo residents is that city leaders decided July 21 to not increase the property tax rate for fiscal year 2021. The bad news is that, thanks to an 8.19% increase in the city’s total taxable property values, property owners will still end up paying more taxes.
LARGO — Ever since the death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, calls have grown louder to shift funding from police departments to social service programs that offer help to those in need. Safely helping people with mental health problems has been one of the biggest needs in Pinellas…
U.S. Army soldiers honored Spc. Nick Bravo Regules on June 29 during a memorial service in Jordan. Regules, a 20-year-old Largo native, died June 23 in a noncombat-related incident in Jordan.